Cornerstone’s Artist of the Month for March 2018
Jeannine is an artist from Wormleysburg, PA. She says her art has an appeal to heaven.
“It speaks to your spirit and your heart as it reveals what heaven is saying. It sends a message to the masses or to one individual. As you meditate on the painting, Holy Spirit will reveal something to you. Each painting represents what is happening in the spiritual realm and gives light to it. Some paintings will have a personal message and others a message to all who come in contact with it. All my paintings are done in worship to God thru Jesus Christ and inspired by Holy Spirit. I find peace and release peace, love and joy thru my art.”
Below is a Q&A with Jeannine:
Tell us briefly about your background & how you got started in your medium.
The first time I was exposed to the possibility of worship through art I was hooked. it allowed me to release what was bubbling up inside me to be expressed for other to see and experience.
How does your medium inform your viewpoint? Or what do you like most about your medium?
The medium I use allows me to thin them out with water and or use a glaze to manipulate the effect of the layers through the drying time. This will create texture to help create the image and influence it has to the spectator.
Who or what have been your artistic inspirations?
Years ago I was a perfectionist and could not grasp the abstract even though I could appreciate it. I admired loose interpretations and abstract images but had a hard time letting myself loosen up in my painting style. Once I stepped into the arena of worship and let Holy Spirit lead me, I felt like I was free. I had been looking for it all along, just didn’t know how to get to that point. It was when I let the Creator work thru me that I found freedom to express what is happening in the spiritual realm .
Do You Have a Favorite Piece in Your Portfolio?
Currently my favorite piece is the two piece Bridging the Gap. The colors, movement and texture let you feel the change in the atmosphere and draws you in.
What would be your advice to artists just starting out in your medium?
Let yourself go and let God use you. It takes practice and patience. Most of all experiment with the paints, My favorite is the heavy medium. It’s like spreading soft butter on the canvas and can be used to create a transparent wash or thick coat of solid color and dry fairly quickly for thin to normal coats. This allows you to build the layer and multiple colors on the canvas. One of the most treasured tip is to mix your colors on the canvas to give it rich color and contrast.